Experience 5-Star Crete

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Sunscreen, hats, swimwear, camera... make sure you have it all, as you're about to experience the natural beauty that is Crete, Greece for 5 nights! With this special package, you'll be staying at none other than the 5-star luxury hotel, the Aldemar Royal Mare. Get ready for some real entertainment by participating in one (or more) of the hotel's exquisite am...
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Overview

Trip type
Self-Guided / Independent Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Trip pace
Flexible schedule

Highlights

    • Want to stay longer? You can extend this trip up to a total of 15 days!

What's this trip about?

    Sunscreen, hats, swimwear, camera... make sure you have it all, as you're about to experience the natural beauty that is Crete, Greece for 5 nights! With this special package, you'll be staying at none other than the 5-star luxury hotel, the Aldemar Royal Mare. Get ready for some real entertainment by participating in one (or more) of the hotel's exquisite amenities such as a private beach, spa, aquatic activities, and multiple pristine pools. Whenever you're ready to kick back and relax, you can soak up the sun at the hotel's beautiful pools, or enjoy it while hiking throughout Crete! Last but definitely not least, you'll be able to explore epic archaeological sites, unique hiking trails, and historical ancient palaces that have hosted kings from all throughout time. What are you waiting for? Historical magnificence, beautiful beaches, and exciting outdoor adventures await you in Crete, Greece!  

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIndependent
Age rangeNo age restrictions
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityCrete
End CityCrete

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Greece

Trip includes

    • Roundtrip economy class airfare into Crete Airport (HER)
    • Private roundtrip airport transfers
    • 5 nights in Crete at Aldemar Royal Mare in a Garden View Room - upgraded room categories available upon booking
    • Half-board dining plan (breakfast & dinner included daily) Want to upgrade to All-Inclusive? Click Here! Please Note: Mandatory Hotel Accommodation Tax is required to be paid upon check-out, directly to the hotel (4 Euro per room/per night) and is subject to change.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Welcome to Crete!

Do you feel it – the ancient, breathtaking atmosphere that is Crete? If not, you're about to!  Enjoy a private transfer to your comfortable accommodations after landing in Crete. Then, find yourself at home at your luxury hotel room before enjoying your first f...

Day 2 Crete

Just a few minutes away from your luxury resort is the Crete Aquarium (known as CRETAquarium Thalassokosmos). This aquarium is home to over 2,000 marine species, some of which you probably haven't even seen before! Put on your learning cap as you prepare to stroll through the aquariuam, gaining knowledge about the local fish, huge groupers, sand tiger sharks, octopuses, and more!

Day 3 Crete

Next stop: Knossos Palace.  Head out of your hotel to visit the 3,000-year-old masterpiece which is believed to have been the seat of King Minos (son of Zeus and Europa, also one of the three judges in the Underworld in Greek Mythology). Unfortunately, most of ...

Day 4 Crete

If the tingling sensation of adventure is still keeping you up at night, you'll want to take this day to explore the expansive Samaria Gorge. This natural attraction is a 16km hike carved between two huge walls of rock, which you'll need to pass in order to get...

Day 5 Crete

For even more historical experiences, take yourself to Chania's Venetian Harbour for a leisurely stroll through a bustling port built in the early 1300s. The area is now filled with eateries, shops, and the city's prized possessions: the impressive lighthouse. ...

Day 6 Depart Crete!

Wave goodbye to the beautiful island of Crete! Make sure all your bags are fully packed and you don't forget anything at the hotel. When it's time, take your private transfer to the airport and have a great flight back home. 

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Price per day$222
Last Updated: 2/23/2024

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